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2011/08/10 18:21:21 (permalink)

Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi

Ok Guys and Gals I have had my 1996 Utilimaster ( 16x7x7 cargo) for 2 weeks I have done a lot of reading and had my eyes opened to lots of stuff on this forum, things I hadn't thought about. But anyway here goes. I have attached a sketch of my layout, I uninstalled the hanging racks in my cargo area. I have been searching for and gathering my equipment. I plan to have FRP smooth walls on the cold side and stainless steel on the hot walls. I'm going to insulate between my existing metal studs with 1/2" foam board, and go over that with the thinnest board I can find ( 1/4" osb board at home depot) to keep from losing inches where I might need them down the line. Let me know what you think and where I went wrong. I have never taken on a project like this. I know nothing about welding, engines, making parts, etc. all I know is I can cook my azzzz off and people love my food. Outside of that I am in the weeds. Help is much appreciated.Can someone also tell me how to change my pic size so i can insert them here????? Thanks in advance!!!
 
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:30:47 (permalink)

     
     
    I think this my photo link????
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:38:54 (permalink)
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:39:41 (permalink)
    ok apparently there is something wrong I can't post a link to my flickr photos????
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:44:41 (permalink)
    ok here is my link to photos:
     

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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:45:19 (permalink)
    well still not showing it is on flickr purplecheetahcafe if you can locate it
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:51:41 (permalink)
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:52:59 (permalink)
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:53:17 (permalink)
    thanks Chef but when I post it nothing shows up???
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 18:59:04 (permalink)
    I think it's the 30 days/30 post thing......before you can post links and pics..
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 19:04:24 (permalink)
    OK I see well it will be another 2 weeks then I guess before I can post pics directly, thank you for putting the link in for me Chef
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/10 20:20:50 (permalink)
    Cool - it comes with a terrarium for keeping live roadkill.
     
    Nice clean looking truck to start with.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/11 04:13:38 (permalink)
    so....
    Purple Cheetah Cafe.....
    im picturing this underlying purple and black color scheme....

    that is unless ya wanna start stripping her down and do a polish job !! hahahahaa, i wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy this summer
     
    loved the layout, did you do that with paint ? 
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/11 17:30:21 (permalink)
    OMG OMG that is exactly what I want on my truck I LOVE UUUUUUU BAB I want that with a little lilac undertone to give it a more real hair look, Yes I did my layout with pain I'm still getting use to that paint thing, I have some spelling issues in it I can't fix but oh what the Hell. It's a gorgeous day out today so I'll be out ripping the divider wall down and doing flooring and walls and starting on the electric since I have tomorrow off.
     
    I realize I have a lot of sink but HD told me if I want to go with whole fruits and meats I need a wash sink for both, wish I knew.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/11 17:34:45 (permalink)
    Does anyone have their gene mounted on the service window side? I have gone round and round with this for a week I don't want to place it on that side but I want it to be close to the panel and batteries, anyone have any thoughts or opinions on this?
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/11 19:53:39 (permalink)
    I actually take mine off its carrier on the rear of the truck and locate it about 20' away on the opposite side of the truck from the serving window and I still think it's too loud!  If  you have the option of locating somewhere besides right by the serving window that might be better from the customers' standpoint.  Just my 2 cents
     
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/12 17:32:00 (permalink)
    Thanks Billy wow 20' away from the truck? how many watts is your and what is the db rating on it?
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/12 17:46:09 (permalink)
    4500kw and i think around 70db
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/13 16:51:47 (permalink)
    The a/c is a waste of money and a potential roof leak. 13.5K btu.  1 burner of your stove puts out 20k btu or better.  Save the $$$ and spend it elsewhere.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2011/08/14 00:36:57 (permalink)
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    The a/c is a waste of money and a potential roof leak. 13.5K btu.  1 burner of your stove puts out 20k btu or better.  Save the $$$ and spend it elsewhere.

     
    i think your trying to compare apples to oranges with that.....
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 19:10:29 (permalink)
    Hi all I have made some progress on my truck, had to take a break for a while.....to much going on with work and family plus the winter was quickly approaching so didn't see a need to hurry especially since I didn't know what I was doing ( still don't but I'm reading a winging as I go), so now I am ready to get this thing on the road I have set a timeline of Mid April so I'll see how it goes.
    The weather has warmed up a lot so I was able to get some demo done, I removed the carpet from the driver side bulkhead I plan to recover with 24 gauge aluminum that is sold here in Cincy locally for 79.00 a sheet the same aluminum will cover the 16 foot wall on the driver side behind my hot side and sink equipment:

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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 19:21:29 (permalink)
    silicone sealed all the way around seam:

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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 19:23:20 (permalink)
    These are the lights I plan to use ( 4 of them ) :

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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 19:36:21 (permalink)
    Walls, some of the plumbing, sink, window cut out:






     
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 19:42:44 (permalink)
    This weekend ( sat. )  I hope to get the floor boards screwed down, insulation finished all over, wall boards screwed up, plumbing started. Challenger Door called me today to say my window will be ready tomorrow, but I can't make the trip until the 19th and may have to postpone that until the 23rd if work doesn't permit. Whenever I go I'll get as much info as I can for products pricing and pics for you all. I am trying to locate a gene. for a decent price right now, might just have to go new, I figure a 7000k watt or 8000. I installed a new alternator and serpentine belt. ordering the exhaust system from mill supply, unless I can find it locally (no luck thus far tho).
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 20:03:22 (permalink)
    I submitted my application to my health dept. on 3/2/12 cost is 215.00) . I was told that I needed to submit my plan for "pre-approval", so I did....keep in mind there is only one man in the office that does mobile food vendor application review. I get a call today telling me I can bring my truck in to get inspected on Thursday ( 2 days from today ) at noon. I said oKaaaaay I work during the day so can I have my hubby bring it down, he said sure. I asked what am I having inspected exactly the look of the truck ore-fabrication? HE SAID " THIS THINGS NOT BUILT YET" I said NO I was following the direction given to me by you and the website that I needed to submit a plan for review before any building took place. He said Oh! well everything looks good to me and thank you for including your Serve-safe certification with the application I said no problem I wanted things to move along as quickly as possible so I could get to building. He told me to call him back when I am done so I can set the appointment for inspection. I asked when the next appointment was he said March 29th I said I can't be done by then he said well just call after the build is complete I will wait to hear from you.
     
    I am thinking this was to easy, when I turned in the application I did prepare a lot of extra documents to support why I was doing certain things( drawings, maps, layout from each side showing equipment placement etc....) like venting from the side and routing my plumbing the way I did. I also listed 31 items on my menu because it said that you have to ask for your menu to be revised if you change it because it is printed on the aback of your license along with a list of your equipment ( Menu change= I don't think this would be the case, I think this guy is so busy as long as you seem as though you have a clue of what you are doing and pay the fee he doesn't really want to fuss over things ) Or I could be in for a big nasty surprise after I complete the build " />....he did not address commissary requirement (I have one by the way my local foodbank and college are willing to help me out COST FREE unless I need obscure hours which will cost me approx. 30.00 an hour. I just hope all goes well and I can at least come close to my timeline of completion....
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/13 20:12:50 (permalink)
    Ok I need an opinion I am thinking about not using the osb board to cover the walls after insulation.....should I NOT go directly with the alum. sheets on hot side(driver) and frp panels on cold side (passenger) of truck.....Apollo carts does not use wood on the walls in their builds I have watched a couple on YouTube and they just insulate, tape and metal sheet???? what do you guys think? I want to keep the walls light and possible and if I do catch fire I will not burn and burn and burn if there is no wood.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/14 15:43:56 (permalink)
    I would think just glueing the frp to the insulation and studs would let the frp sag on the ceiling. The plywood or osb gives you a way to affix the panels better.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/14 16:45:20 (permalink)
    Also, you can't really screw anything into the walls at random locations. I'm talking about lightweight hooks, brackets, etc.
    1/4" ply or osb won't give a ton of structure, but it'll hold a knife magnet, for instance.
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    Re:Cincy Truck Build from Scratch I-yi-yi 2012/03/14 23:34:41 (permalink)
    There's a common 3/16 ply sheet that has a pretty fine surface on both sides.  Most big places will have plenty of it for about $10 per sheet.  It cuts great on a table saw but will tear out a bit if you're not careful with a jigsaw or handsaw.  FRP glues to it nicely.  You can cut your pieces to fit, then glue FRP on with trim if you want, and screw the whole thing up.
     
    I'd put stainless right over that and have 4+ inches of clearance from any major heat sources.  
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